SemiPack Invests in Additional Hentec/RPS Photon Steam Aging System

Photon steam aging system provides accelerated life testing simulating elongated storage conditions for high reliability applications.

Newman Lake, WA (May 18, 2021) – Hentec Industries/RPS Automation, a leading manufacturer of selective soldering, lead tinning and solderability test equipment, is pleased to announce that SemiPack Services has invested in an additional Photon steam aging system.  The Photon steam aging system is used for accelerated life testing to simulate elongated storage conditions for high-reliability applications.  The Odyssey component lead tinning machines are specifically designed to perform component re-tinning, gold removal and BGA de-balling for high reliability and military application in accordance with all relevant GEIA-STD-006, MIL-PRF-38535, MIL-PRF-38524E and ANSI-J-STD-002 standards.

“SemiPack is a longstanding customer of Hentec/RPS, and we have several of their Odyssey lead tinning machines, Pulsar solderability testers and Photon steam aging systems including the newest one we just added,” said Scott Boyd, Process Engineering Manager of SemiPack.

About SemiPack Services

With facilities located in Melbourne, Florida and Tempe, Arizona SemiPack Services Inc. is a full-service provider of BGA re-balling, component tape and reel, automated tinning, and trim and form services, bake and dry services and PCB refurbishment for companies throughout the electronics assembly industry.  For more information, please visit:

About Hentec Industries

Hentec Industries/RPS Automation is a manufacturer of automated selective soldering, component lead tinning, and solderability test equipment for electronics and electronic component manufacturing, assembly, and distribution.  Hentec/RPS has been advancing automated soldering and lead finishing technology for defense, aerospace, automotive, contract manufacturers and micro-electronics component manufacturers since the early 90’s. All Hentec/RPS products are designed and manufactured in Newman Lake, Washington.  For more information, please visit us at


If you would like more information on system sales, please contact Tom Baro at 509-385-1228 or